Debian: New tomcat5.5 packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date03 Jan 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine. It was discovered that single quotes (') in cookies were treated as a delimiter, which could lead to an information leak.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1447-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    January 03, 2008                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tomcat5.5
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-3382 CVE-2007-3385 CVE-2007-3386 CVE-2007-5342 CVE-2007-5461
    
    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat
    servlet and JSP engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2007-3382
    
        It was discovered that single quotes (') in cookies were treated
        as a delimiter, which could lead to an information leak.
    
    CVE-2007-3385
    
        It was discovered that the character sequence \" in cookies was
        handled incorrectly, which could lead to an information leak.
    
    CVE-2007-3386
     
        It was discovered that the host manager servlet performed
        insufficient input validation, which could lead to cross-site
        scripting.
    
    CVE-2007-5342
    
        It was discovered that the JULI logging component did not restrict
        its target path, resulting in potential denial of service through
        file overwrites.
    
    CVE-2007-5461
    
        It was discovered that the WebDAV servlet is vulnerable to absolute
        path traversal.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.5.20-2etch1.
    
    The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain tomcat5.5.
    
    The unstable distribution (sid) will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat5.5 packages.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian 4.0 (stable)
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  4796377 5775bae8fac16a0e3a2c913c4768bb37
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1277 c2193e917dd759a50b8481177bfcef39
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    28422 6df1691cbea55b10e2d2d865b4b2983a
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/libtomcat5.5-java_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2385530 5f6482d73f7507b5f2f050ea825ee800
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-webapps_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1472296 4bc554684655794b1d82db2160d67bea
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    56744 a1de64bb115d03c4d33c28065e0c793a
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-admin_5.5.20-2etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1162332 ab90aab000037913260361eec812c573
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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